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MUSICAL INTERPRETATION

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 2014

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
I think the inspiration for this one was seeing some other puzzle where the juxtaposition of certain entries played into the theme. I just can't recall which puzzle that might've been. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A literal-interpretation puzzle, Peter did a good job of choosing six songs well-known enough that even this completely music-ignorant crossword solver managed to figure out most of them. ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0330 ( 23,518 )
Across
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Start of the United Negro College Fund slogan : AMIND
6
Old lab burners : ETNAS
11
Abbr. at the top of an email : BCC
14
Something passed between the legs? : BATON
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Now and again? : TWICE
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Like an ode : LAUDATORY
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Kind of farming : SUBSISTENCE
25
Like Neptune among the planets in the solar system : OUTERMOST
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Echelon : TIER
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With the circled letters, 1955 Bill Haley and His Comets hit? : THECLOCK
30
Sound of sweet nothings : COO
31
Having a beat : CADENT
33
Hall-of-Famer Ralph : KINER
35
Purveyor of the Doublicious sandwich : KFC
36
___ Webster, Twain's "celebrated jumping frog" : DANL
37
With 43-Across, 1973 Deep Purple hit? : SMOKE
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Like Odin : NORSE
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Sound engineer's knob : FADER
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See 37-Across : THEWATER
45
Brings in : EARNS
47
Some dreams : OMENS
50
Reverse, e.g. : GEAR
51
Dismissed : AXED
53
"Eternally nameless" thing, in Eastern religion : TAO
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Bath accessories : LOOFAS
55
Dr Pepper alternative : MRPIBB
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Former Disney president Michael : OVITZ
60
Dreamy romantic quality : STARDUST
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Olympic leap : TOELOOP
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Ring Lardner's "Alibi ___" : IKE
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It's put on before takeoff : SEATBELT
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1959 Dion and the Belmonts hit? : LOATEENAGERVE
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Old mattress stuffing : BEDSTRAW
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Pond denizen : EFT
73
Phil who played 65-Down : SILVERS
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1984 Cyndi Lauper hit? : TIMETIME
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Memorable series in "Psycho" : STABS
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Dawn-to-dusk : ALLDAY
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The continents, e.g. : SEPTET
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"Phooey!" : BAH
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Kelly of morning TV : RIPA
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Haughty affectation : AIRS
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Rap sheet listing : PRIOR
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Query at the start of a poker game : YOUIN
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Verbally assault : LAMBASTE
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Rene of "Thor" : RUSSO
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Thumbing-the-nose gesture : SNOOK
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Challenge for F.D.R. : POLIO
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Mideast V.I.P. : AMIR
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Meatless day in W.W. II: Abbr. : TUE
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Some lawn mowers : TOROS
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Pertaining to religious rites : SACRAL
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Bugs Bunny addressee : DOC
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Where to find screwdrivers and rusty nails : BARROOMS
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Like peas in ___ : APOD
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Suffix with salt : INE
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Made bats : DRIVENMAD
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Primer pair : DICKANDJANE
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Info on a magazine cover : ISSUEDATE
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Real dear : ANGEL
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More cool, in slang : ILLER
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French thinkers? : TETES
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Wink's partner : NOD
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___ State (Mountain West Conference team) : BOISE
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Runners in the cold? : NOSES
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Org. : ASSOC
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Actress Tierney : MAURA
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Suffering : INBADSHAPE
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Some versions of Windows : NTS
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"Quit stalling!" : DOITNOW
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Suffix with major : ETTE
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Back it up, in a way : TWERK
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"Seduction of the Minotaur" author : NIN
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Bank ID : ACCTNO
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"Listen, pal!" : SEEHERE
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Tea Partiers, e.g. : BLOC
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Crack filler : CAULK
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Casual summer wear : CUTOFFS
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Medium for love letters? : BARK
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Card reader, for short : ATM
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What fastidious people can't be : TOOCAREFUL
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___ Scott Card, "Ender's Game" writer : ORSON
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Competitor of ZzzQuil : NYTOL
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Label for 28-Across : DECCA
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Alaskan city : SITKA
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Fake : ERSATZ
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Chef Lagasse : EMERIL
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"To sum up ..." : INREVIEW
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No longer in fashion : DEMODE
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Info for an airport greeter, for short : ETA
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Victorian ___ : ERA
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Summons, of a sort : DOORBELL
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The "T" of Mr. T : TERO
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Prefix with thermal : EXO
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"Long time ___" : NOSEE
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Boss Tweed nemesis : NAST
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New York arrival of '77 : SST
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BBC std. : GMT
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Bank in need of support? : DIKE
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Where "hello" is "sveiks" : LATVIA
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Reinforces : BOLSTERS
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Muff a grounder : BOOTIT
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Something you can believe : TENET
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Hands on deck : TARS
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Chicken ___ (Italian dish, informally) : PARM
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NCO of 1950s TV : SGTBILKO
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Former faddish exercise regimen : TAEBO
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Way off : AFAR
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Oktoberfest quaff : BIER
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John Locke, philosophically : EMPIRICIST
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Out-of-the-way way : DETOUR
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Brand of pickles : VLASIC
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Slanted writing : EDITORIALS
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Description on many eBay listings : RARE
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The "s" in Awacs: Abbr. : SYS
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Dose meas. : TSP
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Eastern religion : SHINTO
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Place for a mani-pedi : SPA
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Graz's land: Abbr. : AUS
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Rev (up) : AMP
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See 95-Down : YOURMAN
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1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit? : NOOMDAB
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Quantum physics particle : BOSON
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Rubber from Arabia? : ALADDIN
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With 89-Down, 1968 Tammy Wynette hit? : STAND
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"Twelfth Night" duke : ORSINO
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"___ to the list" : ADDIT
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Inspector of crime fiction : MORSE
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One inspiring love of poetry? : ERATO
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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"Bonne ___!" : ANNEE
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Longing looks : LEERS
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Some queens : BEES
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Didn't stop in time, say : ODED
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___ ale : PALE
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French scene : VUE
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Hollywood special FX : CGI
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"Selena" star, to her fans : JLO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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